WOW

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome or WOW is Texas State's official welcome to students entering or returning to campus each semester! The first few weeks are full of events and opportunities for new and returning students to become familiar or reacquainted with the Texas State campus, fellow Bobcats, and the San Marcos community.

The fall 2016 Weeks of Welcome will begin during the third week of August and continue through the first week of September. Check back for updates often as we will continue to post information about new and exciting events as they develop!


A look back at some of the Spring 2016 WOW events:

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Free Week

Jan 19, 6:30AM 8:15PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathryn Price, 512-245-1503
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Free Week allows student to try out Group Exercise Classes and Rock Climbing for free. Group Exercise and Rock Climbing passes are also $10 cheaper this week.
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Welcome Tents

Jan 19, 8:00AM 1:00PM
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC); Also in the Quad
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Naomi Valdez, 512-245-5500
Campus Sponsor:
Retention Management and Planning
We will have two Welcome Tents setup with volunteers ready to help students locate their classes and answer any questions. There will be light snacks, hot cocoa, information about resources, and other giveaway items that we will be handing out. We will have student planners, so if you have not gotten a 2016 planner yet make sure to stop by!
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Free Week

Jan 20, 6:30AM 8:15PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathryn Price, 512-245-1503
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Free Week allows student to try out Group Exercise Classes and Rock Climbing for free. Group Exercise and Rock Climbing passes are also $10 cheaper this week.
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MLK Day Promo - Quad

Jan 20, 11:00AM 2:00PM
Location:
The Quad
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jonnie Wilson, 512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity & Inclusion
SDI will be promoting and reminding students about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration later that evening.
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Noche de Loteria

Jan 20, 6:00PM 8:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); George's, First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Christina Leicht, 512-245-8263
Campus Sponsor:
Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA)
Join us in George's to play a few rounds of Loteria, a classic Mexican game that has been played and beloved for generations. You have a chance to win some awesome prizes!
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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration

Jan 20, 6:15PM 9:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ); (March starts at Old Main and concludes in the LBJSC Ballroom)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jonnie Wilson, 512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity & Inclusion
The MLK Freedom March at Texas State begins at Old Main and concludes in LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Local high school and Texas State students, organizations, faculty and staff reenact a march similar to those conducted during the Civil Rights Movement. Upon conclusion of the march, participants enjoy a celebration program held in the LBJSC Ballroom that honors Dr. King, Civil Rights leaders and their impact on our civil liberties.

Partnering Departments: Office of Vice President of Student Affairs, Office of Community Relations
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Free Week

Jan 21, 6:30AM 8:15PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathryn Price, 512-245-1503
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Free Week allows student to try out Group Exercise Classes and Rock Climbing for free. Group Exercise and Rock Climbing passes are also $10 cheaper this week.
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Bobcat Basketball Double-Header

Jan 21, 5:30PM 9:00PM
Location:
Strahan Coliseum (STRA)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Bryan Miller, 512-245-2114
Campus Sponsor:
Athletics
Texas State women's and men's basketball teams will play a Sun Belt Conference double-header game against Little Rock (currently the best team in the conference). The women's game starts at 5:30 PM and the men's game starts at 7:30 PM. Students get in free with a valid TXST ID. Chances to win great prizes is available and students earn points toward great rewards by attending the game.
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Free Week

Jan 22, 6:30AM 8:15PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathryn Price, 512-245-1503
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Free Week allows student to try out Group Exercise Classes and Rock Climbing for free. Group Exercise and Rock Climbing passes are also $10 cheaper this week.
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Welcome Back DIY

Jan 22, 10:00AM 1:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); HUB, Second Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Hetland, 512-245-8263
Campus Sponsor:
Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA)
Stop by the LBJ Student Center HUB to create some arts and crafts! You can make your own blanket and/or fill a mason jar with magical scents at our DIY station. All supplies are provided for free.
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ODS Open House

Jan 22, 11:00AM 1:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Room 5-5.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Skyller Walkes, 512.245.3451
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
Come join us for an interactive tour of the Office of Disability Services. You will also have a chance to meet and greet the ODS staff and receive information about services we offer! Light refreshments provided.
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Free Week

Jan 23, 6:30AM 8:15PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathryn Price, 512-245-1503
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Free Week allows student to try out Group Exercise Classes and Rock Climbing for free. Group Exercise and Rock Climbing passes are also $10 cheaper this week.
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Bobcat Basketball Double-Header

Jan 23, 2:00PM 5:00PM
Location:
Strahan Coliseum (STRA)
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Bryan Miller, 512-245-2114
Campus Sponsor:
Athletics
Texas State women's and men's basketball teams will play a Sun Belt Conference double-header game against Arkansas State. The women's game starts at 2:00 PM and the men's game starts at 4:30 PM. Students get in free with a valid TXST ID. Chances to win great prizes is available and students earn points toward great rewards by attending the game.
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Men's Rugby Game

Jan 23, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Texas State University; West Campus Practice Field
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Amanda Pennino, 512-245-8581
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Men's Rugby first home game of the year will be a great event start to the semester.
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George's Late Night: Crescent Circus

Jan 23, 9:00PM 10:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); George's, First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Noa Schwarzer, 512-245-3219
Campus Sponsor:
LBJSC George's
Attend a free show at George's! The Crescent Circus delivers a fusion of international award winning magic and circus stunts featured on The Tonight Show. Become the star of the show as your mind becomes ready to FEEL the magic happen. With knives whirling through the air as performers balance on top of each other, doves appearing out of nowhere and costumes changing in a flash, The Crescent Circus is definitely amusing to everybody.
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Free Week

Jan 24, 6:30AM 8:15PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kathryn Price, 512-245-1503
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Free Week allows student to try out Group Exercise Classes and Rock Climbing for free. Group Exercise and Rock Climbing passes are also $10 cheaper this week.
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week 2 events

Transfer Transitions

Jan 26, 9:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tony Ghinelli, 512-245-8295
Campus Sponsor:
Transfer Team, Retention Management and Planning
The Transfer Transitions program is designed to give incoming transfer students an opportunity to learn more about Texas State. There will be a number of educational sessions, a resource fair, and free lunch!
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Chat 'N' Chew #1

Jan 26, 9:00AM 12:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Mall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Housing and Residence Life, Off-Campus Living
Come visit different apartment complexes and off-campus living from 9-noon in the LBJ Mall area.

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ODS Quad Outreach

Jan 26, 11:00AM 1:00PM
Location:
The Quad
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Skyller Walkes, 512.245.3451
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
Stop by Office of Disability Services tent for FREE accessibility apps, resources on ways to get involved on campus and services our office provides.

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WOW-A-Palooza

Jan 26, 11:00AM 2:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Various locations
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rigo Gutierrez, 512-245-3219
Campus Sponsor:
Student Involvement @ LBJSC, LBJ Student Center
Welcome back! Come celebrate the new semester at the LBJ Student Center and enjoy a variety of free snacks, entertainment, activities, and giveaways. This event is open to all Texas State students. Start off your semester the right way!
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Perks for Pets

Jan 27, 5:00PM 6:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Room 3-7.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Pilson, 512-245-3219
Campus Sponsor:
Student Volunteer Connection
Bobcats will do two service projects that benefit the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter. There will also be information presented about how students can get involved with the shelter in terms of volunteering individually, or with their student organization.
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New Year New You

Jan 27, 5:30PM 6:30PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC); Campus Recreation Court 2
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jenevieve Struk, 512-245-4988
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
Free work out event that includes zumba, bootcamp, kickboxing and total dance fitness. There will also be raffles and prizes given away.
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Bobcat Career Prep

Jan 27, 6:00PM 8:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lilly Montalvo, 512-245-2645
Campus Sponsor:
Career Services
Bobcat Career Prep

Wednesday, January 27th | 6 to 7 PM or 7 to 8 PM | LBJSC Ballroom

Plan to attend this fun and casual event to help boost your chances of landing your next job or internship! Employers from various companies will give you guidance and feedback on career development topics* and will assist you with resume reviews and mock interviews. This is your opportunity to learn directly from experienced recruiters on how to improve your skills before the start of the spring career fair season. Don’t miss the chance to ensure you stand out from the competition!

*Presentation topics include: Professional Dress, Social Media Guidelines, Interviewing Tips, and Resume Tips

All majors and classifications are highly encouraged to attend.

There are two session options, 6 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. or both if you wish!
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Off-Campus Living Presentation

Jan 27, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Brogdon Hall (BRG); Lobby
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Housing and Residential Life, Off-Campus Living
Come learn about finding a place to live off campus.
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International Student Welcome Social

Jan 29, 2:00PM 4:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Julie Rodriguez, 512-245-7966
Campus Sponsor:
International Office
Join us in giving a warm welcome to our new international students! Enjoy light refreshments, games, special performances, and more. This event is free of charge and open to the Texas State University community.

Partnering Organization: International Minds Programming Committee
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Students Who Are Parents Welcome Back Social

Jan 29, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Room 3-15.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jennifer Wood, 512-245-5500
Campus Sponsor:
Retention Management and Planning
We would like to invite our students who are parents to bring their families and join us for some family friendly fun to start off the semester on the right foot!
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Gospel Fest

Jan 29, 6:00PM 8:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jonnie Wilson, 512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity & Inclusion
For over 25 years, choirs comprised of college students representing various universities across the State of Texas come together on the Texas State campus for the annual Gospel Fest. This program is coordinated by the Gospel Expressions Association (GEA).
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

Jan 29, 9:00PM 11:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); George's, First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kennedy Davis, 512-245-8263
Campus Sponsor:
Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA)
Join your friends from SACA for fun games and a free screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2. As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
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Late Night Back to School El Baile

Jan 30, 8:00PM 11:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); George's, First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Noa Schwarzer, 512-245-3219
Campus Sponsor:
George's
Come join your fellow Bobcats and learn some new dance moves! Ritmo Latino will be leading us in a 30 minute dance lesson for all levels. A Latin dance party will follow, so come and find your groove!
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week 3 events


Basketball Pre Season

Feb 01, 5:00PM 8:00PM
Location:
Student Recreation Center (SRC); Campus Recreation Courts
Cost:
$40 fee per team
Contact:
Ayo Lawel, 512-245-3940
Campus Sponsor:
Campus Recreation
This is the beginning of the spring Intramural Sports with basketball pre season. Come out and play or to watch!
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Chat 'N' Chew #2

Feb 02, 9:00AM 12:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Mall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Housing of Residential Life, Off-Campus Living
Come visit different apartment complexes and Off-Campus Living from 9 to noon in the LBJ Mall area.
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Spring Student Involvement Fair

Feb 02, 10:00AM 2:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Lee, 512-245-1485
Campus Sponsor:
Student Organizations Council
Student Organizations Council (SOC) hosts the Student Involvement Fair in collaboration with Student Volunteer Connection (SVC) and the office of Retention Management & Planning to provide students with the opportunity to learn about student organizations, resources on campus, and volunteer opportunities.
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Volunteer Fair

Feb 02, 10:00AM 2:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Pilson, 512-245-3219
Campus Sponsor:
Student Volunteer Connection, Student Organizations Council
Non-profit agencies from around the Hays County area will be on campus to tell Bobcats about how to get involved with them. They will have volunteer sign-up sheets, brochures, and pamphlets about all the ways you can volunteer with their agency.
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Budgeting 101: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Feb 02, 6:30PM 7:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Room 3-9.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Doria Wormbly, 512-245-5598
Campus Sponsor:
Retention Management and Planning
Come and learn how to get started with your scholarship search. We will inform you about what scholarships are available and how to take advantage of them.
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Spring Student Involvement Fair

Feb 03, 10:00AM 2:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diana Lee, 512-245-1485
Campus Sponsor:
Student Organizations Council
Student Organizations Council (SOC) hosts the Student Involvement Fair in collaboration with Student Volunteer Connection (SVC) and the office of Retention Management & Planning to provide students with the opportunity to learn about student organizations, resources on campus, and volunteer opportunities.
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Tips and Tricks for Academic Success

Feb 03, 11:00AM 1:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); HUB, Second Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bianca Rodriguez, 512-245-3451
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services strives to centralize respect for all; we envision a campus community where equity, access, and inclusion is granted to each and every student. Additionally, we are committed to serving and developing students with disabilities in higher education. This program seeks to promote disability awareness while also providing information and resources designed for student success.
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Off-Campus Living Presentation

Feb 03, 6:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Blanco Hall (BLN); Lobby
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Yackle, 512-245-4603
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Housing and Residential Life, Off-Campus Living
Come learn about finding a place to live off campus.
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Mama's Kitchen - Black History Month Kick Off

Feb 04, 12:00PM 1:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jonnie Wilson, 512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity & Inclusion
This is a great way to meet Texas State students, staff and faculty member in a casual environment, and learn about organizations under the Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC).

Partnering Department: Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
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First Fridays: A Male Initiative

Feb 05, 12:00PM 3:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Room 3-15.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, 512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity & Inclusion
First Fridays are opportunities to understand self and others. Just as importantly, this program creates and maintains a network, community and support system comprised of male students that promote a common experience, collaboration and collective action.
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First Friday: Women of Color

Feb 05, 3:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Room 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jonnie Wilson, 512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity & Inclusion
The purpose of this workshop is to increase awareness of and about issues related to gender politics, race/ethnicity, privilege and vulnerability.

Partnering Department: Office of Disability Services
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